HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Madison County man is suing Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives, LLC. for providing an abortion to a woman who he says was pregnant with his baby.
Brent Helms, the attorney for both Ryan Magers, who claims to be the father, and ‘Baby Roe,’ the unborn fetus, said Magers did not want the woman to have an abortion. Helms said Magers was seeking legal counsel at the time of the abortion.
Helms also petitioned to represent the estate of Baby Roe. Helms says with estate, the fetus has the right to sue under probate law in Alabama. Probate Judge Frank Barger signed off on the letter of petition allowing the reported father to represent Baby Roe’s estate.
Helms said Barger’s decision marks the first time in the U.S. that an aborted fetus is recognized to have legal rights.